Garland: "I personally approved the decision to seek a search warrant"

August 26, 2022

(Leah Mills/Reuters)Attorney General Merrick Garland said all Americans are entitled to the "even-handed application of the law" and much of the work of the Justice Department is done out of the public eye in order to protect the integrity of investigations. "Faithful adherence to the rule of law is the bedrock principle of the Justice Department and of our democracy. Upholding the rule of law means applying the law evenly, without fear or favor," he said. He said these are the principles officials at the DOJ are operating under. "Much of our work is by necessity conducted out of the public eye.